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History Nebraska publishes works that explore Nebraska history and culture. Our readers range from professional historians to history buffs to curious people who simply find that learning about the past helps them better enjoy living and traveling here. We all share a passion for well-crafted historical writing.

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World’s Columbian Exposition – Nebraska Day

Nebraska Day, June 8, at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, featured the formal dedication of Nebraska's state building. Also part of the day's ...

World War II Victory Gardens

World War II wasn’t just about far-off battlefields. The home front was also important. With farming disrupted in much of the world, and with many farm workers joining ...

World War II – Omaha Citizens’ Defense Corps

In the summer of 1943 the United States was in the midst of World War II. The Sunday World-Herald Magazine on July 4 of that year in a special "Nebraska at War" edition ...

World War II – Elmer Houk Letter

With a shortage of farm workers during World War II, Nebraska farmers relied on migrant workers, prisoners of war, and women as substitute labor. Soldiers were also ...

Join the Crop Corps! A World War II Story

In the summer of 1943 the United States was in the midst of World War II. With so many men going off to war, people wondered who was going to harvest Nebraska’s crops ...

World War II – Aviation Hangars

In the summer of 1943 the United States was in the midst of World War II. The Sunday World-Herald Magazine on July 4 of that year, in a special "Nebraska at War" ...

World War II – Airplane Mechanic School in Lincoln

In the summer of 1943 the United States was in the midst of World War II. The Sunday World-Herald Magazine on July 4 of that year in a special "Nebraska at War" edition ...

World War I – Sugar Shortage

"I read just a day or two ago that there was not more than fifty sacks of sugar to be had in the city of Lincoln," wrote Henry Allen Brainerd to the Lincoln Star in an ...

Woodbey for Regent!

At the Nebraska Prohibition Party's statewide convention in 1895, held in July in Lincoln, C. E. Bentley (who was to be a Prohibition candidate for president in 1896) ...

Women Workers during World War II

During World War II, the drafting of men into the military gave women the unprecedented opportunity to enter heavy industry. The shortage of labor in factories producing ...

Women Workers, 1916

Both World Wars I and II offered American women the opportunity to temporarily fill jobs on the home front vacated by men entering the armed forces. In some instances ...

Women in Trousers

The invention of the typewriter changed the way American business and government prepared written materials. Jobs for "typewriters," as operators of the new machine were ...

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History Nebraska
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